Richard Halloran

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Nuclear Deterrence and Pacific Security Posture

The reforms to the nuclear enterprise unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week will “strengthen nuclear deterrence” in the Asia-Pacific region, which is essential to the US security posture there, said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. She appeared...

James Seeks Better Retention of Female Airmen

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James lauded the Air Force for giving women today the opportunity to serve throughout the force, but said more needs to be done. Speaking to reporters at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on Nov. 17, she...

James Calls for Shedding Excess Base Infrastructure

The Air Force has 24-percent excess capacity in its bases worldwide and the extra infrastructure should be subjected to the scrutiny of a new round of BRAC, asserted service Secretary Deborah Lee James. Addressing reporters on Nov. 17 at JB...

North to Receive Order of the Sword

CMSAF James Roy is scheduled to travel to Honolulu Aug. 26 to award the Order of the Sword to Gen. Gary North, commander of Pacific Air Forces. The Order of the Sword is presented by the Air Force’s noncommissioned officers...

Friends or Allies?

The US and India have many common goals, but are slow to expand their military relationsip.

Thailand’s Pivot

Though a US treaty ally, Thailand has a long history of strategic expediency.

Hawk’s World

A lot has changed in PACAF over the last 10 years. A lot more will change over the next 10.

Rising Up Down Under

The US and Australia are bolstering their close but quiet military relationship.

Return to Vietnam

With both nations casting a wary eye toward China, the US has quietly expanded low-key military relati

Japan at a Crossroads

Mil-to-mil relations are strong, but the US needs Japan’s politicians to deliver what they’ve promised

Sharpening the Spear

US Pacific Command will oversee 146 military exercises this year to build relationships and hone comba

Pacific Push

A force buildup on Guam anchors a broad US military strategy to keep China in check.

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